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Fitness Tip#182 - August 14, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Buy something you enjoy

If you hate the idea of running then donít go out and
buy a top of the range treadmill. Get a piece of equipment
you will look forward to using.

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Fitness Tip#181 - August 13, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Buy something you enjoy

If you hate the idea of running then donít go out and buy
a top of the range treadmill.Get a piece of equipment you
will look forward to using.

"BRING IT"
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STUFFNEARTABOR 8/14/2012 12:13AM

    No kidding! Now often do we fool ourselves into thinking we will start something new - when we don't really like it?
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Fitness Tip#180 - August 10, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Stretch and warm up

Warm muscles respond better to strength training,
it will also help you to avoid injury.

I know I have covered this already. It is just as
equally important as your workout and rest. I
personally believe in stretching before and after
my workouts. Unfortunately I donít spend as
much time after my workouts as I do before.

Stay cool and enjoy your weekend!

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LIV2RIDE 8/10/2012 2:52PM

    I tend to focus more on stretching after my workout, probably a good 10 minutes. Before the workout I just do a bit of light cardio to get my blood moving and my heart pumping.

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GRACEISENUF 8/10/2012 2:43PM

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Fitness Tip#179 - August 9, 2012

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Lower at half the speed of your lift

The lowering portion of the lift can help
build the muscle so make the most of it!

I can only think of one source that I have
heard this from. Maybe some of you have
some opinions on this.


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JAN155 8/10/2012 3:21PM

    This is in my personal trainer text. Basically, all muscles are stronger in the ecentric (release) phase of a movement than in the concentric (contraction) phase. You will be able to 'lower' a greater amount of weight than you can lift. This is why you will see weight lifters getting assists with the 'up' part of a move and then able to lower the weight by themselves. Being able to do only the ecentric phase will help to build muscle and improve strength. However, be aware that ecentric training tends to lead to DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) more than regular weight lifting.

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LIV2RIDE 8/10/2012 6:27AM

    I love this. Think of basic lifts - bicep curl, bench press, tricep press - the lowering action is just as important as the press or curl. I love when my arms shake when I'm doing bicep curls.

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Fitness Tip#178 - August 8, 2012

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Use correct technique

Bad technique leads to injuries and poor gains.
Take the time to get the right technique. If youíre
struggling for form then the weight is too heavy.

AMEN! Donít be swinging your whole body around
to lift the weight. One recommendation that has helped
me, look at the muscle your exercise is working. If your
doing curls, watch your biceps.


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